This workshop walks us through a process for looking at voice in news media. We will look at fact driven news articles, opinion pieces and personal commentary through both written, video and visual (image) media. This process allows students to gain an understanding of different perspectives and writing genres when looking at expository text.
News media is accessible to students in their homes, at school and in libraries. The news provides engaging content that is relevant to students’ lives. Newspapers as a type of expository text provide a forum for developing reading comprehension, critiquing voice across different types of writing and analyzing text structure. News media provides a forum for utilizing both visual and written information.